More than 150 kilometres of heavenly beaches with crystal-clear waters and golden sand… sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, you don’t have to go far. Fuerteventura is the perfect destination for an idyllic holiday thanks to its amazing combination of beaches, nature parks, incredible rural areas, culinary delights and leisure activities.
Here are some reasons why you’ll be jumping at the chance to spend a holiday on the island.
Endless natural landscapes
The only dilemma you’ll have in Fuerteventura will be choosing which beach you want to visit. There are all kinds: unspoilt and remote beaches, fishing beaches, Blue Flag beaches or water sports beaches. No matter your preference, there’ll always be one for you.
Barlovento and Cofete are two areas with unspoilt stretches of golden sand, and some of the most popular beaches among tourists. And that’s no surprise as their turquoise waters will simply amaze you.
Gran Tarajal beach, located in the town of Tuineje, is famous for being one of the main fishing beaches. What’s more, its eight hundred metres of black sand always wow visitors.
Puerto Lajas and Playa Blanca both hold a quality award. The Blue Flag is a certificate awarded by the European Foundation for Environmental Education which means that beaches have excellent access, good environmental conditions and – of course – impeccable water quality. Make sure you head down to them!
If you get tired of the beach, we’ve got the perfect solution. The natural environment of Fuerteventura was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and enjoys controlled public use to foster its conservation. You can find everything from nature parks with protected fauna and flora, such as the Jandía Nature Park, to natural monuments of volcanic origin, such as the Montaña de Cardón.
Have a go at sports you’ve always dreamed of
If you’re into water sports, this is the island for you. Diving, snorkelling, surfing, paddleboarding, windsurfing and kiteboarding are just some of the activities you can enjoy in Fuerteventura. Delight in the many possibilities offered by the Atlantic Ocean with the help of the very best professionals. You’ll find schools that will teach you your chosen sport and leave you with lifelong memories.
But if you prefer dry land, Fuerteventura has plenty of other possibilities. It’s the flattest island in the Canary Islands, so a bike ride along the Bayuyo Volcano Route is a great idea. For more thrills and spills, we recommend hiring a quad or a buggy and touring the island’s characteristic desert-like landscapes.
Culture and history from north to south
Churches, lighthouses, windmills, shrines… Fuerteventura boasts a fantastic cultural heritage from north to south. A must-see is the island’s first ever capital, the town of Betancuria. When you’re there, we recommend a stroll around the old town and a visit to the Church of Santa María.
What’s more, the island is home to dozens of museums that will help you learn more about its history. Some must-sees include the Museum of Traditional Fishing of Fuerteventura, the Museum of Salt or the Museum of Majorero Cheese.
Savour the island’s culinary delights
Your holidays in the Canary Islands will include a whole host of culinary experiences. Fuerteventura’s cuisine combines traditional dishes such as gofio, mojo picón and wrinkled potatoes with fusion cuisine from various cultures.
The signature product of our beloved island is Majorero cheese, named year after year as one of the world’s best cheeses and with Designation of Origin. Give your taste buds a treat!
We’re sure that when you visit Fuerteventura, you won’t ever want to leave. And you won’t be the first person to feel this, as there’s now a huge community of digital nomads who have settled on the island to enjoy its attractions and climate all year round. Fancy it?